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clean breast

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  • I made a clean breast of it to the chaplain and he helped me a lot.

    Betty at Fort Blizzard Molly Elliot Seawell
  • It would do me good to make a clean breast of it, dear brother confessor.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Seeing there was nothing for it but to make a clean breast, Captain Jarvey Jessop wasted no further time in useless lamentation.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • Mastering his emotion, de Loubersac decided to make a clean breast of it.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • However, now that I had come to see him he would make a clean breast of it.

    Birds and Man W. H. Hudson
  • You have told me so much already that you may as well make a clean breast of it.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Fandor realised that the corporal had decided to make a clean breast of it.

    A Nest of Spies Pierre Souvestre
  • It won't mean that you mustn't make a clean breast of everything to Maud and to Sam.

    Shavings Joseph C. Lincoln
  • At this the Beaver was wroth, and, going to Glooskap, made a clean breast of what he had done.

  • He directed Valentine to Central Park and made a clean breast of it.

    Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess

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